Halloween-time is full of sugary sweets and not-so-healthy snacks! I have SUCH a sweet tooth, but, I am trying to limit my daughter’s sugar intake, even on holidays! Moderation is key, but, that rule is typically ignored during Halloween! Did you know that 4% of all candy eaten in the U.S. occurs on Halloween night, making the average trick-or-treater’s bag of candy equivalent to 4,800 calories and 3 cups of sugar!? Yikes.
Thankfully, there are ways to still indulge with some healthier snacks AND minimal candy without going overboard. No one wants to deal with upset bellies, right!?
Check out these super cute and healthier Halloween treats from Chef Anthony Stewart!
Candy Corn Fruit Cup
2 cups mango cubes
2 cups clementine segments
2 cups fat-free, plain Greek yogurt
Assemble ingredients in a dessert or drink glass with mango on the bottom, clementines next, and Greek yogurt on top
Top with zest of clementine
Chocolate Jack O’Lantern
*I swapped out the Splenda sweetener for Stevia since I can’t tolerate Splenda- you can use whatever sweetener you choose!*
1/4 cup water cold
1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
1/4 cup *Stevia granulated
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces tofu silken, extra-firm
In a medium saucepan, add water and warm over low heat, bringing to a low simmer.
Add cocoa powder to saucepan, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes a fudge-like consistency.
Remove from heat.
Add Stevia to fudge, mixing well. Add vanilla extract, mixing well.
In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add tofu and chocolate fudge mixture. Process until mixture is smooth and creamy.
Simply skewer cantaloupe cubes and blackberries. These are SO easy for the kiddos to pick up and snack on!
(We’re not guaranteeing they’ll forget the sugary treats in their bags, but these colorful kabobs just may do the trick.)
How do you limit your kiddos sugar intake on Halloween? Tell me your best tip! :)